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June 8

Music History for Monday, 7/8/19

2015 – Ariana Grande apologized after a TMZ video showed her at a California doughnut shop apparently licking doughnuts and saying, "What...is that? I hate Americans. I hate America."

2009 - Crimson Glory’s John Patrick “Midnight” McDonald died of a stomach aneurysm at age 47.

2007Prince was forced off the stage by police at the First Avenue nightclub in his hometown of Minneapolis because the club was allowed to stay open until 3 a.m. and he had started his set at 2:45.

2005 - A funeral was held for Luther Vandross in a Harlem church.  Usher, Alicia Keys, Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder were among those in attendance.

2004Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland was given three years’ probation in Los Angeles for a DUI.

2003 - Capitol released Trace Adkins' Greatest Hits Collection, Volume I.

2002 - Michael Jackson attacked the music world, accusing record companies of conspiring to defraud black artists.  He railed against his own label, calling Sony Music chairman Tommy Mottola a racist.

2001 - Alicia Keys had the number one album in the country with Songs in A Minor.

2000 - Lee Ann Womack's "I Hope You Dance" spent the first of five weeks at #1 on the Billboard country chart.

2000 - Iron Maiden guitarist Janick Gers fell 10 feet off the stage and landed into the photographers' pit while the band performed in Mannheim, Germany.

1998 - The estate of Roy Orbison sued Sony Music for 12 million dollars for unpaid royalties.

1995TLC began a seven-week run at the top of the singles chart with “Waterfalls.”

1986 - The number one song was "Holding Back the Years" by Simply Red.

1976 - One-hit-wonders The Starland Vocal Band had the number one single with "Afternoon Delight."

1972 Bill Withers’ “Lean on Me” hit the top of the pop singles chart for the first time.  Club Nouveau’s remake took it back to the top in 1987.

1972 - Barbara Mandrell joined the Grand Ole Opry three weeks earlier than scheduled, after one of her concerts was cancelled.

1970 - The Everly Brothers Show was launched as a summer series on ABC.

1961 - The number one single was "Tossin' and Turnin'" by Bobby Lewis.

1958 - The first gold record album was presented by the Recording Industry Association of America. The award went to the soundtrack to Oklahoma!

1956 - "(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock" by Bill Haley & His Comets was the number one single. It was the theme song to the film Blackboard Jungle, starring Glenn Ford and Vic Morrow.

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